Album Art

I woke this up morning, still riding high from the Macklemore x Ryan Lewis show I went to last night. There are a lot of good hip hop artists out there, but it’s been a really long time since I’ve heard someone who strikes a deeper chord within, and I know I’m not the only who feels that way. Considering that Mack & Ryan don’t have a major label deal, no radio play, or exposure on MTV/BET, it’s amazing that they were able to sell 75,000 copies within the first week of their album being released!! Within a few hours of it being on iTunes, it was the #1 overall album and ended up holding that spot for a few days — not too shabby for an independent rap group, right? That’s all done through word of mouth, which is a testament to just how much their music inspires and impacts people.

10,000 Hours is the perfect intro for their album, The Heist.

This is my world, this is my arena
The TV told me something different, I didn’t believe it
I stand here in front of you today all because of an idea:
I could be who I wanted if I could see my potential
And I know that one day I’ma be him
Put the gloves on, spar with my Ego
Everyone’s greatest obstacle, I beat him
Celebrate that achievement
Got some attachments and baggage I’m actually working on leaving
See…I observed Escher, I love Basquiat
I watched Keith Haring, you see, I study Art
The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint
The greats were great because they paint a lot
I will not be a statistic, just let me be
No Child Left Behind, that’s the American scheme
I make my living off of words and do I what I love for work
and got around 980 on my SATs
Take that, System! What’d you expect?
Generation of kids choosing Love over a desk
And put those hours in and look at what you get
Nothing that you can hold but everything that it is

ArtistMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
TitleTen Thousand Hours
AlbumThe Heist
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    I just finished reading the book this song was based on, so listening to it gives me chillzzzzz.
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